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Sunday, May 31 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Panel: The New Vegan Economy

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It’s 2015 and from frozen plant-based items in big-box stores to legitimately tasty fast casual restaurant chains, plant-based food truck startups, and ubiquitous (welcome!) veg fests and events across the globe, veganism has sure gone mainstream. This panel of experts representing vegan business entrepreneurs, consumers, startups, and innovators discusses how we’ve arrived here, and predicts what’s in store for the near and far.



Moderators
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jess denoto, comcap16 conference director

director of events, conference director, hatch innovation & comcap16
Jess is a native New Yorker turned longtime Portlander whose fondness for intimate soirées, thematic potlucks and community cook-offs turned into a career as a from-scratch event planner (and saved her from professional marketing).  She serves as Director of Events & Culinary Happening at Hatch Innovaiton.Outside of the Hatch realm, Jess is co-founder of Vida Vegan Con (2009-2015), an award-winning... Read More →

Speakers
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Ayindé Howell

I Eat Grass
Ayindé is an executive chef who lives and works in Los Angeles. His recipes have been published in The New York Times, Essence, VegNews, and many others. He is the founder and publisher of the award-winning iEatGrass.com, and owner + executive chef of his critically acclaimed culinary-event company, Wildflower. Catch Ayinde's cooking show Like a Vegan on Ulive.com
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Jessica Morris

Rabbit Food Grocery, The Taco Cleanse, Maximum Salad
Hi! | I'm a co-owner of Rabbit Food Grocery, Austin's only 100% vegan shop. Please stop by anytime, we're open everyday! | I also co-authored the upcoming cookbook, The Taco Cleanse - The Tortilla Based Diet Proven to Change Your Life (coming in September). | If that's not enough, I am also 1/2 of the world famous YouTube sensation, Maximum Salad. | (Plus I do hair at an awesome Aveda salon downtown, if you're in the market for some... Read More →
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Chris Rios

Chef/Owner, The Vegan Nom
Chef/owner of The Vegan Nom
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Miyoko Schinner

Miyoko wrote her first vegan cookbook 25 years ago and has worked to teach the world that vegan food can be just as rich and gourmet as egg- and dairy-laden foods. Then came the restaurant that morphed into a natural foods manufacturing company that made everything from the UnTurkey to baked goods for United Airlines. Fast-forward, Miyoko is as the genius behind Artisan Vegan Cheese cookbook, one of the stars of Vegan Mashup, and her line of... Read More →


Sunday May 31, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Salon A/B @ AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center 1900 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705

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